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No Joke: Amazon's Dash Button Enables One-Push Ordering

March 31, 2015 | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

It's not an April Fools' joke. The dream of pressing a button to restock items is now a reality with Amazon's latest product ordering development. What future implications could it have?

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Mayer Electric Repeats As A Top Georgia Workplace

March 31, 2015 1:57 pm | by Mayer Electric Supply | News | Comments

Each of Mayer’s 12 Georgia branches were recognized in this achievement, awarded by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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New Sealed Linear Actuators For Lighter Loads

March 31, 2015 1:40 pm | by Bell-Everman | Product Releases | Comments

Applications for the SLS Light sealed linear stage include any application where contaminants can threaten the smooth operation of a linear actuator.

Federal-Mogul PT Invests In New Sealing Products Facility In China

March 31, 2015 1:07 pm | by Federal-Mogul | News | Comments

The new, additional plant in the same city will expand the available capacity for sealing and gasket products by building on already existing resources and skills in the current facility.

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Van Meter To Offer Solar Training For Contractors

March 31, 2015 11:34 am | by Van Meter Inc. | News | Comments

A three-day educational course from April 7-9 positions installers for success in the emerging solar market.

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Apex Tool Group Acquires China's Yecen

March 31, 2015 10:01 am | News | Comments

Yecen's wheel aligner and automotive lift product lines now will be part of Apex's broad SATA brand portfolio.

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Amazon Bypasses U.S. Drone Regulations By Testing In Canada

March 30, 2015 5:21 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

After the FAA approved an already obsolete delivery drone last week, Amazon has already gone abroad to further develop its Prime Air technology.

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ABC Supply Makes Two Acquisitions

March 30, 2015 4:50 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The additions strengthen ABC's offering in the New England and Twin Cities (MN) regions.

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PrimeSource Buyer Named

March 30, 2015 4:15 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Terms were not disclosed, though Japanese trading house Itochu said in November it was seeking more than $1 billion for the sale.

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DGI Supply To Acquire North Carolina's East Metro Supply

March 30, 2015 3:38 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

DGI plans to consolidate its current Charlotte, NC location – which includes local inventory and a customer service team – with the East Metro team shortly after the acquisition closing.

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PTDA 2015 Canadian Conference Is All Business For PT/MC Industry

March 30, 2015 1:46 pm | by PTDA | Events

For the 14th year, key decision makers of the Canadian Power Transmission/Motion Control (PT/MC) industry gather for business networking, impactful market-driven education, a manufacturer industry showcase and more.

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Anderson-Crane Rubber Joins IDC-USA

March 30, 2015 1:37 pm | by IDC-USA | News | Comments

With stocking centers in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, Anderson-Crane's industrial solutions include bearings, PT equipment, electric motors, conveyer systems, belting, hose, rubber goods, and more.

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Merwitz Re-Joins PEER Chain As PT Product Manager

March 30, 2015 1:27 pm | by PEER Chain Company | News | Comments

After leaving the company in 2012 to pursue an MBA, Merwitz returns to PEER to direct its growing chain related product lines that provide product insight and solutions through customer service.

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Eaton's PowerSource Website Now Available To All Users

March 30, 2015 1:04 pm | by Eaton | Product Releases | Comments

Updated in real-time, the platform reflects Eaton’s complete hydraulic product offering and provides information including product detail, part numbers, 2D drawings, 3D renderings, and how to purchase.

Magid Infographic Explains New AR/FR Changes

March 30, 2015 12:49 pm | by Magid | Blogs | Comments

With the upcoming AR/FR changes going into effect April 1, Magid has produced this infographic to help simplify the standards and ratings.

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L.B. Foster Acquires Inspection Oilfield Services

March 30, 2015 12:37 pm | by L.B. Foster | News | Comments

The acquisition broadens L.B. Foster's offering of pipeline coatings and tubular products, as IOS has locations throughout the U.S.

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Report: Builders FirstSource In Talks To Buy ProBuild

March 30, 2015 10:05 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Citing people familiar with the matter, a Reuters report says acquisition talks are ongoing between the two companies, involving a price tag of $1.5 billion.

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STAFDA Announces Convention Keynote Speakers, Theme

March 30, 2015 9:46 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The 39th annual convention's general session will include the Associated State-Of-The-Industry address from a prominent industry figure, along with a keynote delivered by three "shark" investors.

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How Distributors & Manufacturers Can Partner To Grow Sales, Value-Added Service

March 30, 2015 8:00 am | by Gary Nuttall, President, Gray Tools Canada | Articles | Comments

Gary Nuttall, President of Gray Tools Canada, provides four examples of how distributors can take advantage of their suppliers’ capabilities to foster closer relationships, which in turn will make them more relevant to their customers.

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ProBuilt 50 Watt LED Work Light

March 27, 2015 1:30 pm | by ProBuilt Professional Lighting Probuilt Professional Lighting Product Releases | Comments

Developed for the professional tradesman, the aluminum and steel construction make the ProBuilt XLE 5000 durable enough for the harshest conditions.

Steel Industry Gathers Before Congress

March 27, 2015 12:47 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Voicing their concerns about domestic steel procedures, trade policies, and plant closures, U.S. Steel Corp. President and CEO Mario Longhi was one of the industry leaders to testify in front of the Congressional Steel Caucus Thursday.

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